The perfect combination of deviled eggs, macaroni, celery, onion, and bacon, tossed in a creamy dressing, takes pasta salad to a delicious new level! Deviled Egg Pasta Salad is a favorite for cookouts and summer parties, and a must for any family get-together.
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There’s absolutely no double that every season has its food traditions. Whether it’s turkey at Thanksgiving, eggnog at Christmas, or ham at Easter, we all have great memories of special dishes served at special times of the year.
And guess what? Summer is no different. It has what I think is the ultimate combination of hot dogs, hamburgers, and PASTA SALAD! Pasta salads bring everything together and are pretty much a requirement at any cookout, BBQ, potluck, pool party, or backyard get-together.
Why You’ll Love Creamy Deviled Egg Pasta Salad
- It is the perfect combination of classic deviled eggs with macaroni salad.
- Bacon! The addition of bacon gives a salty and savory taste which perfectly complements the creaminess of the deviled egg salad, creating an indulgent flavor combination.
- It’s loaded with celery, and red onion, giving it just the right amount of crunchy texture.
- This pasta salad is a terrific side dish that can be made ahead of time in less than 30 minutes.
Deviled Egg Pasta Salad Ingredients
- Boiled Eggs
- Elbow Macaroni – your favorite shape of pasta can be substituted.
- Red Onion
- Green Onion – or chives
- Cooked Bacon
- Dijon Mustard – yellow mustard can also be used.
- White Wine Vinegar
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How To Make And Peel Hard Boiled Eggs
- Fill a saucepan halfway with water and place eggs in a single layer. Make sure the eggs are covered with water, about half an inch.
- Turn the heat to high and bring the water to a rolling boil, leaving the pot uncovered.
- Turn off the heat, place the lid on the pot, and set a timer for 11–13 minutes, depending on how you like your eggs.
- Strain the water from the pot and run cold water over the eggs to stop the cooking.
- To peel, gently tap the large end of the egg on the counter and remove the shell.
Variations To This Easy Pasta Salad Recipe
This recipe is super easy to customize to your liking with your favorite ingredients and flavor combinations to suit your own tastes.
- Seasonings – cayenne pepper, garlic powder, hot sauce, celery seeds, and dry mustard are all great flavor boosters.
- Veggies – grape tomatoes, cucumber, and olives, add great texture.
- Flavor boosters – dill pickles, sweet pickle relish, or a splash of pickle juice will give the salad an extra savory kick.
Tips For Making Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad
- Use eggs that are at least a week old for easier peeling. Fresh eggs tend to stick to the shells, making peeling a bit more challenging.
- Salt the pasta water! It’s the first opportunity you have to season the dish.
- You can lighten up the dressing by subbing Greek yogurt for the mayo.
Steps To Making Pasta Salad With Deviled Eggs
There are only a few simple steps to make this yummy side dish:
- Boil the eggs and let them cool. Cook the pasta, drain, and rinse.
- Chop the red onion, celery, bacon, and green onion. Separate the egg whites and yolks. Chop the whites and mash the yolks with a fork.
- Make the dressing.
- Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and spoon over the dressing. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, gently stir everything together.
- Top with extra green onions and a sprinkle of paprika. That’s it; you are ready to serve!
Can I Make Pasta Salad Ahead Of Time?
Sure! Deviled Egg Pasta Salad is great to make ahead of when you want to serve it. I like to make it 24 hours before serving. Make sure to keep it covered in the fridge.
What To Serve With Deviled Egg Macaroni Pasta Salad
There are so many delicious ways to serve this iconic pasta salad. From burgers to ribs, the possibilities are endless! Here are some of my favorites:
- Crock Pot Country Style Pork Ribs
- Tender Juicy Grilled Balsamic Chicken Thighs
- 5-Ingredient Buffalo Chicken
- Hamburger Hobo Dinner Foil Packs
- Air Fryer Chicken Legs
How To Store Leftovers
Store any leftover pasta salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
More Of My Favorite Pasta Salad Recipes
- Mediterranean Pasta Salad
- BLT Tortellini Pasta Salad
- Penne Pasta Salad With Veggies
- Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
- Best Caprese Pasta Salad
- 6 peeled hard boiled eggs
- 8 ounces macaroni pasta (any small cut pasta can be used)
- ¾ cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped celery
- 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
- ¼ cup cooked chopped bacon (2-3 pieces)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- paprika (for garnish if desired)
- 1 clove garlic, grated
- Cook the pasta according to the package directions, drain, and rinse with cool water. Place pasta in a large bowl.
- Separate the egg whites, and yolks. Chop egg whites, and place in the bowl with the pasta. Mash the egg yolks with a fork, then place in the bowl with the egg whites.
- Add the celery, red onion, green onion, and bacon to the bowl.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, vinegar, farlic, salt and pepper. Spoon the dressing over the salad and toss until all ingredients are coated. Taste and adjust with salt and pepper if needed.
- Garnish with extra green onions, and paprika, then serve immediately or store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
- Deviled Egg Pasta Salad is great to make ahead of when you want to serve it. I like to make it 24 hours before serving. Make sure to keep it covered in the fridge.
- Store any leftover pasta salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.